Just when I thought the narrative about ME and ME patients had turned a corner, along comes this "canard". Yikes, it's bad! https://www.forbes.com/sites/julian...tance-to-science-and-technology/#2fd6be142bd4 "Science has been up for debate regarding many illnesses and issues of public health. . . . Moreover, who would have thought that in the twenty-first century scientific evidence might even usher forth death threats and violence to the transmitters of certain lines of scientific inquiry? Take for instance the illness Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), where researchers and practitioners have been regularly harassed and threatened should resultant research suggest anything unpopular. Simon Wessely, professor of epidemiological and liaison psychiatry at King’s College School of Medicine in London, has been under attack for many years by those in the CFS community who decry any suggestion of a psychiatric approach to this condition. While CFS is a highly politicized condition, Wesseley suffered death threats for his work in this field because activists refuse that certain aspects of this condition frame CFS as psychiatric. And CFS is not the only health condition which is accompanied by a vocal, even aggressive, patient-advocate lobby." There doesn't appear to be a Comments section on the website. However, the writer can be reached at: email@example.com I will be sending an email, including a link to information regarding the recent NIH research grant awarded to Ron Davis' group at Stanford. @dave30th As a fellow journalist, perhaps you'd also like to set her straight. @JenB Similarly, there are several characteristics identified in the author's Bio that may make you particularly suitable to challenge her viewpoint.